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Home & Harvest Great Garden Contest
Email photos of your garden, lawn, window box, planter, garden bed, or whole garden – flowers or vegetables to email@example.com with the subject ‘Best Garden Contest’! Three finalists will be chosen, and their photos will be displayed at the West Vancouver Community Centre lobby during this year’s Pumpkin Fest on Oct. 5 and 6. The winner will be announced at Pumpkin Fest on Oct. 6 and will receive ‘The Great Canadian Fall Garden Cleanup’ ($500 value).
For complete details on this and other contests and events, see the ‘Official Guide to the 2013 Pumpkin Fest’ in this week’s paper.
Garden Tips of the Week
The rain is back, and that means getting the garden ready for wetter, colder weather. Chris O’Donohue, of The Great Canadian Landscaping Company, has some helpful suggestions. “People should start looking at Hostas and Daisies that need to be pruned down for the winter months,” says Chris. “Leaf cleanup is also very important this time of year, especially on lawns.”
•Clean up leaves to avoid rotting of the turf below.
•Layer leaves in the garden beds, as they will compost naturally.
•Cover your garden with mulch to protect it against the colder weather.
•Add fresh soil and grass seed to bare patches on your lawn for a thicker lawn next spring.
•Wrap tender trees, shrubs and perennials in burlap and secure them with twine to shelter them from cold weather.
Check out the Home&Harvest section of the Pumpkin Fest on Oct. 6 at the West Vancouver Community Centre. Check out westvanpumpkinfest.ca.